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RE: Saving the Clutch

If your tow vehicle has standard shift, this suggestion might be a moot point for you. When I was new to trailer towing with my Dodge 3500 (6 speed manual), I would often encounter a burning smell while maneuvering my fiver into a site. I realized it was probably clutch material burning due to constantly riding the clutch. Somehow it never occurred to me to use 4WD, which would have been much easier on the clutch. The clutch did hold up pretty well for quite a while but eventually needed replacing. Having learned my lesson, I started using 4WD whenever making small maneuvers when towing. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner! Would have saved me paying for a new clutch. Oh well, water under the bridge. Live and learn. :W I put a 2WD low kit in my 98 12V allowing the low range but with the rear tires turning. It was an automatic. Made Campsite Parking a breeze.
Cummins12V98 01/23/21 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Build my TV

"Interesting Ford has a HD truck assembled in the USA with an engine built in Mexico. Ram has a HD truck assembled in Mexico with an engine built in the USA" ZACTLY Nothing is perfect. My 98 12V that mu Son has now is US Made, my 01 is Mexico. Do I wish my current truck was built here?
Cummins12V98 01/23/21 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable. Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals. Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong. Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices. Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico??????? The OP wants an American made truck that means only Ford and GM fit's the bill and that's how I roll as well. Perhaps you can sing to the choir who will purchase a foreign built truck from a foreign company that's controlled in Europe that don't reflect our values like your Ram product. Built for America https://i.imgur.com/10oD45hl.jpg I think the GM only fits his bill. Still evading the BIG part of the truck.
Cummins12V98 01/23/21 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

"Heck, I actually looked for a Ram with a Japanese Transmission (Aisin)." The AISIN is Made in USA. The MOPAR filter I just got from Geno’s says made in Japan.. It is a great transmission so what does it matter. Just stating where it's made. The transmission says Manufactured In USA right on it. Same with the Borg Warner transfer case. https://i.imgur.com/F16nYd7l.jpg
Cummins12V98 01/22/21 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

"Heck, I actually looked for a Ram with a Japanese Transmission (Aisin)." The AISIN is Made in USA.
Cummins12V98 01/22/21 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

Upgrading from a 27'TT to a 41' 5er. Obviously now also need to trade in my TV for something more capable. Relying on the collective wisdom of this group for guidance. I do not have any strong brand loyalty beyond american made -- concerned about driving experience, ride comfort, towing capacity for the quoted trailer, and reliability. Make your proposals. Pretty well set on a diesel, but convince me if I am wrong. Trailer is 40' UVW 14344 lbs I agree with going with a diesel and if "American Made" is your requirement (It's my requirement as well) then GM and Ford is your excellent choices. Well FISH what about the life of the truck the 6.7 PS that's Made in Mexico???????
Cummins12V98 01/22/21 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

If he had that weight there would be little space from top tire to bottom fender opening UNLESS he was bagged. I also think you may be high on the tire capacity. Did you figure single or dual ? My bad, forgot to use dual numbers. Should be 11,640 lbs @ 80psi. Thanks. I still have nearly 2k in tire capacity over my RAWR.
Cummins12V98 01/21/21 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

Should have added more detail. GVWR = 16,800# Hitch weight 2686# Very interested in the comments on DRW v SRW Unless it’s a triple axle that pin is wayyyy low.
Cummins12V98 01/21/21 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Build my TV

RAM HD's are "Assembled" in Mexico with mostly US Made components. Ford's Diesel is Made In Mexico. Guess you need to look into GM's total content.
Cummins12V98 01/21/21 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

That truck does NOT have 19.5s F450 pickups of that gen came with the same tires as F350. 6k front GAWR, 9650 rear GAWR iirc. Also, payload was lower than an F350 I believe. The only thing they had was a higher towing capacity to compete with Ram. He's probably close to the rear tire limit of 12,800 lbs. However, that Dana 130 axle itself has plenty of capacity left (16k lbs) If he had that weight there would be little space from top tire to bottom fender opening UNLESS he was bagged. I also think you may be high on the tire capacity. Did you figure single or dual ?
Cummins12V98 01/20/21 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

Just a bit of tail squat. :B Actually it looks good and I stand by my comment it may be at or within the RAWR. But to quote you....."How will it handle evasive maneuvers?" lol With THAT load probably not well. But since it’s a DRW it may have a fighting chance!
Cummins12V98 01/20/21 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

There's one tire size (other than 19.5s) that can get us close to the DRW axle capacity: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=VanContact+A%2FS&partnum=865R6VCAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes 4300 lbs / tire, or 8600 lbs GAWR. Factor in the SRW bed is a bit lighter, and we have one less set of tires / wheels, that probably puts us within 500 lbs of a dually. My RAWR is 9,750# but my stock 4 rear tires have a lot more capacity if I want to carry more weight. 65# in my tires is all I need out of 80 to carry the RAWR. Wider stance gets much more stability. X2 to the stability. I would also add I would not want to loose a rear tire on a SRW loaded to 8,000# on the axle. I can’t believe the lengths people will go to to avoid driving a DRW! Our only vehicle is a DRW, Crew Cab, long bed, and both me and DW drive it where ever we want. Six month of the year the DRW is our only vehicle. I do ride the HD for entertainment.
Cummins12V98 01/19/21 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

There's one tire size (other than 19.5s) that can get us close to the DRW axle capacity: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=VanContact+A%2FS&partnum=865R6VCAS&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes 4300 lbs / tire, or 8600 lbs GAWR. Factor in the SRW bed is a bit lighter, and we have one less set of tires / wheels, that probably puts us within 500 lbs of a dually. My RAWR is 9,750# but my stock 4 rear tires have a lot more capacity if I want to carry more weight. 65# in my tires is all I need out of 80 to carry the RAWR. Wider stance gets much more stability.
Cummins12V98 01/19/21 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding Heat Strips

Cheap Heat
Cummins12V98 01/19/21 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Towing capacity vs max cargo weight rating

So moving on to the next thought. Let’s say I put 4080 lb tires on the Ram. Which is 880 lbs more payload in the rear, Theoretically. So 880 plus 4156 equals 5036. Not far off a 3500 dually payload rating. Lol. You can call those 295/70R18 tires super singles. NOT even close. My DRW has 9,750# RAWR, I have a 6k pin that puts me at the RAWR.
Cummins12V98 01/19/21 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: DYI Electric brakes

Clean all grease from bearings, pack with quality synthetic grease and use US Made National/SKF seals then adjust brakes.
Cummins12V98 01/18/21 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

We did 6 months each winter and Az water will make deposit's on showers but really didn't show up until 6 months of sitting at home and during the hot days that was when it showed. We sold the alpenlite in July and the shower was like new. chevman Heck the whole RV looked new!!!
Cummins12V98 01/18/21 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Making Oil

I was taught to check oil when it was cold for an accurate reading ? YES and on level ground.
Cummins12V98 01/17/21 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane regulator?

Reason I don't usually use tape is because most of it on the market is JUNK.
Cummins12V98 01/17/21 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Trailer too long for truck?

"Having the right tool for the job has always been important when stuff happens." This is what I have been preaching for years. I ended up rolling over South Portland with not enough truck. I was told my setup was just fine, NOT!!!
Cummins12V98 01/17/21 09:29am Tow Vehicles
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